Albvm Dianæ Leporicidæ. Jacques SAVARY.
Albvm Dianæ Leporicidæ.
Albvm Dianæ Leporicidæ.
Albvm Dianæ Leporicidæ.
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Albvm Dianæ Leporicidæ.

Caen, C. Le Blanc 1655.

Small 8vo (145 x 88 mm.). [xxv], 105p.

Contemporary vellum (a few wax spots on the rear cover), edges sprinkled red.

            Only Edition: on hare hunting. The 3500-line poem in seven Books notes tricks of the prey, its seasonal habits, foods, haunts, spoor and diseases and provides guidance on raising hares in captivity and instructions on their medicinal virtues and GASTRONOMIC PREPARATION. Books II and V treat of hunting them with hounds and on horseback, respectively. THE EIGHTEEN-PAGE BILINGUAL DICTIONARY gives Latin equivalents for the standard French terms. Savary also wrote on hunting fox, weasel, deer, boar and marten — all printed at Caen and all as fugitive as that offered here, which was unknown to Defrenois (Bibliothèque cynégétique), Menessier de la Lance (Essai de bibliographie hippique), Vicaire and Simon. In good condition (lower part of a few leaves in the word-list stained), 20th-century bibliographic note laid in.
¶Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking, Shooting II: 147-8 “of considerable merit”; Thiébaud, Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse 831; Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIIe siècle XIII: 55,288.

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